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Ohio community college names Lake Region State’s Bower its president

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mike Bower, 62, has been Lake Region State College president since 2008. Continue Reading

Planned Devils Lake plant to provide quick economic boost

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Ultra Green facility, which will open late this year, is expected to create 400 jobs by 2017. Continue Reading

Lake Region State president seeks Ohio job

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mike Bower, president of Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, is one of three finalists for the president’s position at Owens Community College in suburban Toledo, Ohio. Bower is native of Ohio. “These are always tough decisions,” he said. “It’s because of family. It has nothing to do with the college here. And the community has been just wonderful.” Continue Reading

Devils Lake schools to name new superintendent

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake School District will name business manager Scott Privratsky as its new superintendent today. Privratsky, business manager for the past 19 years, will replace Steve Swiontek, who will quit at the end of June. Continue Reading

Dalrymple unveils plan to cover Devils Lake emergency road repaid

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

That $6 million is the amount of money the North Dakota Legislature approved in a special session this past fall to help ease the local financial burden of the now 19-year-old Devils Lake Basin flood that has left many counties and townships essentially broke. Continue Reading

Devils Lake air service to resume Saturday

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake has had limited air service since Dec. 1, when Delta Air Lines switched to regional jets that required a longer runway during windy weather than exist at the airport. Continue Reading

Wally’s Supermarket in Devils Lakes sold to Nash Finch; Grafton store bought by Hugo’s

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nash Finch company officials announced today it has bought Wally’s Supermarket in Devils Lake, where Fred Nash opened his first confectionery store in 1885. Meanwhile, the Grand Forks-based owner of Hugo’s Family Marketplace supermarkets — supplied by Nash Finch — is purchasing the Wally’s in Grafton, N.D. Continue Reading

Freedom of information, not always free

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake board gives up after USDA demands $150,000 Sometimes, it’s just easier and cheaper to move on rather than put up a fight. That’s what the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board decided recently, when it paid a $96,000 bill to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Continue Reading

Fed grant sought to finance N.D. portion of Churchs Ferry area railroad rebuild

November 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota is seeking a federal grant to finance its portion of a proposed $100 million project to rebuild a flood-damaged 20-mile span of railroad track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry, N.D. Continue Reading

Flood-stressed Ramsey County asks North Dakota for road funding

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Well short of meeting the local share for an estimated $7.6 million of flood-related road-raising projects, the Ramsey County Commission has asked District 15 legislators to lobby for additional state funding when the Legislature meets in special session next week. The legislators already know competition for emergency road repair funds will be fierce. Continue Reading